According to Irish folklore, banshees are fairy women (or ghosts of women who died, commonly in childbirth) who wail when death is nigh. Their wails are most often heard at night near woods.
My banshee is dressed in baby corduroy, or pinwale, for a play on the word "wailing." Her tattered dress is accented with ribbon and lace, and her split dagged sleeves feature a silk blend lining. Her body is made of 100% wool felt, and her hair is mohair locks needle-felted into place. Her arms and fingers are wired and jointed for full range of motion. She comes with a doll stand.
She was made for the Corduroy Appreciation Club's Grand 11/11/11 Meeting.
Corduroy Appreciation Club
111111 Grand Meeting
The Desmond Tutu Center
New York, NY 10011
November 11, 2011 at 7:30pm